Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3465

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & possibly Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Mountains & Piedmont, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in fields, woodland borders, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Pinnately compound: 3 leaflets
Alternate

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Rose-purplish
Bilaterally symmetrical
2-lipped calyx
5-parted papilionaceous corolla
10 stamens, diadelphous, 9 and 1
Superior ovary
Flowers in terminal panicles

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Loment with 3-5 angular segments

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Fabales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Desmodium perplexum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Desmodium perplexum   FAMILY Fabaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 098-26-023:
Desmodium perplexum   FAMILY Fabaceae

LESS THAN Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Desmodium glabellum

LESS THAN Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge (Wofford, 1989)
Desmodium paniculatum var. dillenii

 

COMMON NAME:
perplexed tick-trefoil, Dillen's Tick-trefoil